Venue Details

21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
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Member Tips

Beverly Farmer
Dress comfortable. Others were dressed in nice casual christmas attire
info Dec 08 2008 star this tip starred
Beverly Farmer
Eat before you go. They sell hot cocoa, cokes and snacks
info Dec 08 2008 star this tip starred
Beverly Farmer
There are a bit off the beaten path so give yourself ample time but parking was no problem.
info Dec 08 2008 star this tip starred
Martha Garcia
If you are in a wheelchair, there is an obstruction to get to the right side of the front row.
info Dec 17 2008 star this tip starred
Austin Nation
They have a great 50/50 raffle at each performance to raise money for their Youth Theatre Program.
info Dec 24 2008 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

4 ratings
4.3 average rating
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456 events
384 reviews
62 stars
attended Dec 19 2008

Nothing special about this production. I did enjoy watching the attempt to move this tv movie onto the stage. Way too many little scene changes. The lead child actress... continued

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20 reviews
23 stars
attended Dec 12 2008

I took my sister in law to see this event for her birthday. Not only was it an excellent play but the staff accommodated her handicap needs and it made it extra special. ... continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 13 2008

We loved it and the theatre was very cozy and warm. Sorry more could not attend as this was so good and we had a wonderful time. We will be waiting for another chance to... continued

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It’s Christmas and Macy’s Department Store has a new Santa. He’s a jolly old fellow with whiskers and a smile who also happens to be named Kris Kringle. Some believe he is Santa while others are convinced he’s a fraud and Kris Kringle is put on trial.

About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot Theatre

The La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.

At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.

Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.

In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.